Barrow has a total population of 4,581 and a student population of 226. Of these students, 226 are enrolled in schools that offer accounting programs.
Barrow's largest accounting school is Ilisagvik College. Approximately 16 students graduated in 2010 from Ilisagvik College with credentials in accounting.
In 2010, 16 students graduated with an accounting certificate in Barrow. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $17,800 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all Barrow accounting schools was an average of $19,000 per year in 2009.
In addition to tuition costs, you should plan on spending an average of $800 for books and supplies each year, while enrolled in a accounting program in Barrow. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,600 per year, on average, for room and board at Barrow-based accounting schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $7,950.
Many accounting graduates choose to work as accountants after graduation. If you choose to follow that path and remain in Barrow, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, of the 4,500 accountants in Alaska, 940 were working in the greater Barrow area. The number of accountants in Barrow is expected to decrease by 0% by the year 2018. This projected change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for accountants.
The average salary you can expect to earn as an accountant in Barrow is $36,440 per year, which is lower than the average for accountants state-wide.